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World News Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison
Author: 0 Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

The court asked the national anti-corruption bureau to launch a probe into the allegations against Sharif , which stem from the Panama Papers leak a year ago linking his family to lucrative offshore businesses. Hours before the verdict, Maryam's husband Safdar referred to it as a "funeral" for justice, the PML-N media office said in a statement. "You [Nawaz] chose Pakistan over your personal life".

World News Polish Chief Justice Defies Government's Supreme Court Overhaul
Author: 0 Polish Chief Justice Defies Government's Supreme Court Overhaul

Arriving at the Supreme Court building to applause, she thanked the crowd and said she was acting to protect Poland's constitution and the rule of law. There were no disturbances or any force used to prevent her from entering the court. - A legislative amendment comes into force giving the PiS-dominated parliament the right to choose replacements for five constitutional court judges.

World News Putin meeting an accomplishment in itself, envoy says
Author: 0 Putin meeting an accomplishment in itself, envoy says

On the issue of arms control, the official said the U.S. intends to raise Russian violations of the INF arms treaty during the meeting and discuss the fate of arms control agreements between the two countries. Also in the teleconference, Kay Bailey Hutchison, the US envoy to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), said Russian Federation would be a key topic at the NATO summit in Belgium next week.

World News Belgium charges two over attack plot on Iran opposition in France
Author: 0 Belgium charges two over attack plot on Iran opposition in France

Since the United States withdrew in May from a deal to lift sanctions on Iran in return for curbs to Tehran's nuclear programme, the deal's European signatories Britain, France and Germany have said they want to save the accord. Staff at the embassy said the ambassador was not immediately available for comment when approached by Reuters news agency. Following the arrests, Belgian authorities also conducted five raids across the country.

World News China Trade War Begins
Author: 0 China Trade War Begins

Just days before the first 25-percent levy is slated to hit $34 billion in Chinese products, USA companies here say they're already feeling the sting in the form of stalled product approvals, worker visas and licensing applications. And a US manufacturer that exports vehicles to China recorded a 98 percent jump in random border inspections over the past month, throwing the firm behind schedule.

World News Divers to check sunken boat for missing Chinese tourists
Author: 0 Divers to check sunken boat for missing Chinese tourists

Ambulances could be seen waiting for various people to be rescued. The reason for the discrepancy is not known. Rescue workers respond to the boat accident in Phuket on Thursday night. The images also showed survivors being lifted from the rafts and sitting in life jackets amid ropes on the deck of what appears to be a fishing trawler.

World News Pompeo Heads to North Korea to Firm Up Denuclearization Plans
Author: 0 Pompeo Heads to North Korea to Firm Up Denuclearization Plans

US intelligences officials, though, believe North Korea does not plan to give up its nuclear weapons program and had attempted to deceive the Trump administration, NBC News said. However, some officials in the State and Defence Departments and in US intelligence agencies are anxious that by overstating the results of the Singapore summit, Trump has put himself at a disadvantage if negotiations do begin.

World News Trump defends Jim Jordan amid allegations of sex abuse on wrestling team
Author: 0 Trump defends Jim Jordan amid allegations of sex abuse on wrestling team

DiSabato said he was first abused by Strauss at 14 as a high school wrestler. They want accountability. They want justice and they're coming after Jim Jordan right now with everything they've got and I support that 100%. DiSabato says it was a running joke that no matter what ailment a person asked Strauss to look at, the doctor would always examine his genitals. The university said its investigation includes "outreach to former student-athletes, coaches and others who may have been ...

World News MI judge reportedly on final list for Trump's next Supreme Court pick
Author: 0 MI judge reportedly on final list for Trump's next Supreme Court pick

Roberts said he'd rank Kavanaugh at the top right now, with Kethledge second and Barrett third. To counter that, Kavanaugh's allies have begun pushing back, reaching out to influential Republicans to ward off potential criticisms, according to one conservative who was the recipient of such outreach and spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday to discuss the situation.

World News New Zealand court rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited
Author: 0 New Zealand court rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited

US authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million in revenue by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material.

World News Immigration Enforcement Like Liberating a Town in Combat, Says Donald Trump
Author: 0 Immigration Enforcement Like Liberating a Town in Combat, Says Donald Trump

Now you are hearing that idea, in one formulation or another, from more prominent figures in the party, including some who are being talked about as possible 2020 presidential contenders. "That was the right vote". But ICE is not responsible for what we've seen at the border in the past few months, particularly the heinous practice of separating parents from their children.

World News Russia meddled in US polls: Senate panel
Author: 0 Russia meddled in US polls: Senate panel

The Senate intelligence committee said "information obtained subsequent to publication" of a January 2017 report by U.S. intelligence agencies "provides further support" to the conclusion that Vladimir Putin and his government aimed to discredit Hillary Clinton and boost Trump.

World News Hundreds of Thousands Protest Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies
Author: 0 Hundreds of Thousands Protest Trump's Anti-Immigrant Policies

Darryl Morin from LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens), as well as a collection of civic leaders came together and spoke to the crowd, supporting their immigrant brothers and sisters and emphasizing the great importance to get out the vote in the November elections.

World News Church protests immigration policy, 'detains' religious figures
Author: 0 Church protests immigration policy, 'detains' religious figures

In a statement, the church says the policy has led to "humanitarian atrocities", CBS News reports. During nationwide protests last month, the Rev. "On our lawn tonight we placed The Holy Family.in #ICE detention", the church tweeted . "We don't want this message to disappear", he said . Carlsen knew the church lawn, which "faces the most public space in IN", was a huge platform for their campaign.

World News Top Russian, US diplomats to meet after Putin-Trump summit - minister
Author: 0 Top Russian, US diplomats to meet after Putin-Trump summit - minister

A Kremlin spokesman says that Russian President Vladimir Putin and USA president Donald Trump may meet in private during their upcoming summit in Helsinki. A US congressional delegation was in Moscow on Tuesday meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian parliamentarians. "We'll be talking about world events".

World News France's president visits Nigerian music legend's nightclub
Author: 0 France's president visits Nigerian music legend's nightclub

Also on ground to receive Macron were the top echelons of the Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Customs Service and Nigeria Immigration Service. The session will be hosted and moderated by TEF Founder and Heirs Holdings and UBA Chairman Tony O. Elumelu, CON and gives African entrepreneurs the platform to closely engage with President Macron, learn from his experience as one of the youngest Heads of State and someone who strongly champions entrepreneurship, while ...

World News Tropical Depression develops in the Atlantic
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The more significant of the two disturbances was upgraded to a tropical depression at 11 a.m. and now forecast to become a Tropical Storm Beryl with maximum sustained winds of around 40 mph in the next 24 hours. The storm showed good outflow banding, and continued convective buildup near the center of circulation based on rapid-scan imagery from GOES 16 Thursday morning.

World News Couple critical after being exposed to nerve agent
Author: 0 Couple critical after being exposed to nerve agent

There is nothing in their background to suggest that at all", Basu said . He said he was unaware of any official British requests to Russian Federation for help in relation to the investigation into the new incident and said the Kremlin was concerned by reports that a nerve agent had once again been used on European soil.

World News Catholic archbishop may avoid jail for hiding child sex abuse
Author: 0 Catholic archbishop may avoid jail for hiding child sex abuse

The sentence was welcomed by some of the survivors of sexual abuse by priests, who believe this case will be a precedent for other abusers in the Church ranks to be punished. Survivors of abuse who protested against the church outside the court on Tuesday called on Wilson to resign as archbishop. Other victims advocates were less enthused.

World News Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks
Author: 0 Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks

He insisted he was "confident" May would deliver the Brexit she had promised, but warned the PM that backsliding could result in splitting the party like Sir Robert Peel, who plunged it into the political wilderness for almost three decades following bitter divisions over trade reforms.

World News Flooding in Southern Minn., Excessive Heat Watch for 4th of July
Author: 0 Flooding in Southern Minn., Excessive Heat Watch for 4th of July

With muggy conditions, thunderstorms could put down heavier, localized rainfall. Most of these will have dissipated by the time the cold front traverses southern New England by Tuesday evening, but an isolated thunderstorm can not be ruled out north and west of the city during the evening commute.

World News Woman climbs up Statue of Liberty on Fourth of July to protest
Author: 0 Woman climbs up Statue of Liberty on Fourth of July to protest

Dave Somma told NBC 4 . The Park Police already had arrested about 10 members of a "Resistance" group for unfurling a banner saying "Abolish I.C.E." at the statue park to demand that immigration enforcement end. "She climbed without our knowledge". The climber sat for about three hours by the bottom of the statue's robes, about 100 feet above the ground, in a protest of US separation of migrant families on the border.

World News North Korea expands weapons facilities despite USA pressure to disarm
Author: 0 North Korea expands weapons facilities despite USA pressure to disarm

Ahead of the Singapore summit, Pompeo said Trump would reject anything short of "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization". All of Asia is thrilled. He added: "They know the schedule of satellites going over North Korea". Moreover, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies on Sunday released an analysis that found North Korea has recently expanded a factory complex in Hamhung that produces key engines for solid-fuel ballistic missiles .

World News Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One
Author: 0 Prank caller talks to Trump aboard Air Force One

Melendez says he tricked Kushner into getting his call to Trump transferred to Air Force One. Robert Menendez, DD-N.J., and appeared to be patched through to Trump while the president was aboard Air Force One on his way back to Washington after a rally in Fargo, N.D.

World News President Trump to name second Supreme Court nominee in 2 years
Author: 0 President Trump to name second Supreme Court nominee in 2 years

The announcement means that Donald Trump now has the opportunity to appoint his second justice to the court, following his appointment of Neil Gorsuch in April previous year. All the three women on the US Supreme Court now - Ruth Baden Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor - are liberal and support Roe v. Wade and will oppose any attempt to overturn it.

World News Man arrested in shooting of 2 workers at Kansas elementary school
Author: 0 Man arrested in shooting of 2 workers at Kansas elementary school

Both victims remain in critical condition. Lacy says that police believe an argument erupted between co-workers installing synthetic turf on the school's playground. local time. 160th and Rosewood: The suspect drove to the home of the man who owned the Denali. Earlier, a police official had confirmed on Twitter that no students or school employees were involved in the shooting.

Author: 0 White House aides drafting WTO bill called it the FART Act

The Chinese government is "fully prepared to take a package of necessary measures" to safeguard its national interests if a full-blown trade war breaks out between the world's two biggest economies, said foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang.

World News 92-year-old US woman kills son to avoid nursing home
Author: 0 92-year-old US woman kills son to avoid nursing home

Maricopa County sheriff's officials said they came to a home around 10 a.m. Monday and found Blessing's 72-year-old son had been shot. Authorities later determined in an interview with Blessing that she believed her life was being taken by her son and his girlfriend due to their intention to put her in an assisted living home.

World News At least 12 arrested after Whatsapp rumor sparks lynching of 5
Author: 0 At least 12 arrested after Whatsapp rumor sparks lynching of 5

The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday directed WhatsApp to immediately take steps to prevent the spread of " irresponsible and explosive messages ", saying the social media platform can not evade responsibility. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in India today, with over 200 million active users . "We will seriously consider proposals from any social science and technological perspective that propose projects that enrich our understanding of the problem of misinformation on ...

World News Chaos in Merkel's coalition after key minister offers to resign
Author: 0 Chaos in Merkel's coalition after key minister offers to resign

He said the two conservative parties in the governing coalition had agreed on how to prevent illegal migration across the border from Austria . Infighting began after Seehofer pledged to send back asylum seekers at Germany's border if they're already registered in another European Union country.

World News Experts see risks in U.S. plan to dismantle NKorea's nukes
Author: 0 Experts see risks in U.S. plan to dismantle NKorea's nukes

Thoughts on the pic? Since the summit, Trump has pushed the idea that North Korea is pursuing denuclearization. "It would concern me a lot if they are expanding the nuclear program as they meet with the president", Graham said. "There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the US", one official claimed. Others think Kim might try to drag out the process and wait out the Trump administration, which a year ago had provided a credible threat of military force ...

World News Trump to urge colleges to ignore race in admissions
Author: 0 Trump to urge colleges to ignore race in admissions

While the Supreme Court has affirmed the practice of affirmative action a couple of times , the issue could be revisited if Trump's Supreme Court nominee views the practice differently than his predecessor, Justice Anthony Kennedy. It's possible that a case filed by Asian-American students against Harvard University could make it to the Supreme Court, giving a Trump-appointed justice the opportunity to overturn the precedent.